GameStick -- that other Kickstarter-funded Android game console -- may get microSD support added ... that is, if it's Kickstarter campaign tops $560,000. The company behind GameStick, PlayJam, added a slew of "reach" goals to its fundraising campaign this morning, including black/white color options for the stick at $320K and yet another color choice (chosen by the device's Facebook page fans) at $450K. Currently, the campaign's passed its initial goal of $100K, but PlayJam thinks it's got good odds at hitting these new heights. And considering that there's another 22 days to go, we're pretty confident in that possibility as well.
GAMESTICK PLANS TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL MEMORY AS STRETCH GOALS ARE ANNOUNCED
THE CONSOLE GETS COLOURFUL AS ORIGNAL FUNDING TARGET SURPASSES
GameStickAdd Pledge Tiers to Offer Backers An Exclusive GameStick Case
London & San Francisco; January 9th, 2013; As the GameStickcampaign continues to gather support, the team behind Kickstarter´s next success story today announced new stretch goals if they manage to hit higher targets. GameStick raised the initial funding goal of $100,000 in just 30 hours.
"We have been inundated with messages of support and suggestions on how to improve GameStick fromboth the gamers & developers worldwidewho backed our project. Being at the pre-production phase, we have been able to incorporate a lot of these ideas into our roadmap. We were not prepared for that level of input but it has been fantastic." Said Anthony Johnson, CMO, Playjam.
If the campaign reaches $320k, a goal that, following trend analysts Kicktraq, the team will soon hit, GameStick will be made available in both black and white.
Pushing this further the team have also promised that if the campaign moves past $450k the GameStick will then also be available in an additional colour, chosen by vote on GameStick's facebookpage: www.facebook.com/GameStickNews
"People have asked about ways we can further personalise GameStick and giving people a choice of colour is a great way of achieving this" Said Johnson.
While GameStick provides free cloud storage for games, one of the most popular requests from the Kickstarter community has been for additional memory options so that more content can be carried when on the move. The team have responded with an additional stretch goal of $560K, which will enable the inclusion of a MicroSD slot to facilitate this.
In order to allow existing backers to increase their pledgesand for new backers to have a wider range of options when pledging, an additional tier has been addedwith more in the works.
For $89, an additional $10 for those who have already pledged for the standard GameStick bundle, backers will now also receive a carry case to make transportation of the 'World´s most portable Games Console' even more convenient.
"Kickstarter is proving to be a wild ride for the team behind GameStick. Hitting our original target so early goes to show appetite out there for continued innovation around affordable gaming on the big screen. We want to see how far we can go with this and hope that all those who have pledged will help spread the word to see just how far we can go!" Concluded Johnson.
GameStcik Carry Case
To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support and see all the new tiers, please visit: http://kck.st/12SSvMO
To visit the GameStick website for more information or to apply for an SDK please go to: www.gamestick.tv
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